Define Main Character Meaning

Main Character
Usually the character in a story of any kind, book, movie, TV show, who has the most importance in the story and does the most to support the plot. Most of the action should follow the main character.

*Something that animes such as Naruto and Bleach do not have*

Hermione Granger is a main character; Harry Potter should have been cast as an extra (supporting character at best)


Naruto has about 15 main characters; not a single one of them are developed enough to actually have an important role in the story. Naruto has the fox, without him, Naruto would be useless. Sasuke has the cool eyes now thanks to Itachi, without Itachi, Sasuke would be useless. The Hokages all suck, every other ninja is pretty much pointless. The anime should be called Itachi, instead of Naruto.

"I really dislike authors that make stories without a main character; that way you have no way of bsing on a quiz over reading. Usually you just write down the first name you see on the back of the book"

"Why is the series called Harry Potter? He doesn't really do anything apart from not listen to Hermione"

"I agree completely, they should change all of the books to Hermione Granger and...blah blah... featuring Harry Potter"
By Dorian
Main Character
Someone who you can make a movie about and have it be interesting they are quirky and not basic

β€œYou guys are the main charactersβ€œ
By Anthia
Main Character Syndrome
A type of condition characterized by one feeling as though the are destined to become a Main Character, through possessing attributes and/or having events happen in their life that cause them to become like the protagonist of any fictional story; having to go on a journey to locate and/or save something or someone, using unique talents or skills to forward mankind, having one's home taken away from them at an early age, and losing a loved one to an illness are all potential instances for Main Character Syndrome to occur.

"A small orphaned boy who grows up to be a prominent lawyer in his district once had Main Character Syndrome.
By Mignon
Main Character Syndrome
When someone thinks they are the main character of their life. Usually comes with a side of individuality complex, quirky style and a self centered point of view.

"I asked Jenny where the beer was and she said 'Just over the horizon, like my dreams.'"

"Yeah, that girl has a major case of Main Character Syndrome."
By Lyndsay
Main Character Energy
A person that unintentionally lives, breathes, and is like the protagonist in a story or series.

A1: ".... and these two guys liked me in high school and I didn't know what to do!"
B1:" wow, that's some main character energy, you are the main character in an anime"
By Felicia
Main Character Syndrome
When you envision yourself as the main character of the movie version of your life, highlighting the parts of yourself that would make you unique or likable. This syndrome focuses on the self more than any other person, much how movies or television have a story primarily based on one character.

Cindy has main character syndrome and am constantly imagining herself as the title role in the movie version of her life: THE UNTOLD CINDY STORY.

Cameron Diaz has main character syndrome in The Holiday when she keeps envisioning movie trailer versions of her life, with herself as the title role.
By Zaneta
Main Character Powers
A lead actor's ability to survive near death encounters. Mainly used to keep star performers alive for the climax of the plot. Blatantly used and overdone in horror films.

Maeve: Noooo, don't go in that dark alley!!!

Liam: It's fine silly goose, she has main character powers.
By Kristin
Main Character Moment
Describes an unexpected moment in your life that ends in a favorable outcome.

Person A: Yo, how did you do on that pop quiz we got?

Person B: Aced it.

Person A: Kinda a main character moment, don't you think?

Person B: truuuuu I'm literally the main character.
By Eugenie
Main Character Logic
the principle that the main character of a story won't die at all or until the end of the story/series

Rob: hey do think Eren from Attack on Titan will die?
Nick: no way, bro! it's main character logic!
By Emera
Main Character Shield
The invincible shield protecting the main character in a formulaic Hollywood flick.

Oh, he jumped off the Empire State Building holding an orphan while being gunned down by helicopter bullets and hellfire missiles? I'm not even scared he's going to die. He definitely has a main character shield.
By Lauryn